F A C T S & F I G U R E S
Eric Gonsalves
Scarborough, Maine
1954 Chevrolet Bel Air
Frame / Manufacturer stock / Chevrolet
Wheelbase stock
Modifications rear C-notch by Faulkner Welding & Speed (Gorham, ME)
Chassis plumbing steel
Rearend / Ratio Currie Enterprises (Anaheim, CA) 9" Ford / 3.73:1
Rear suspension Chassis Engineering (West Branch,
IA) leaf springs with RideTech
(Jasper, IN) AIRoverLeaf shocks
Rear brakes disc
Front suspension Chassis Engineering A-arm front suspension and
spindles with RideTech ShockWave shocks
Front brakes disc
Master cylinder Master Power Brakes (Mooresville, NC)
Steering box Flaming River (Berea, OH) rack-and-pinion
Wheel covers Wheel Vintiques (Fresno, CA) spider caps
Front wheel make, size 15x7 Wheel Vintiques chrome steelie
Rear wheel make, size 15x7 Wheel Vintiques chrome steelie
Front tire make, size Coker Tire (Chattanooga, TN) P215/70R15 BFG Silvertown
Rear tire make, size Coker Tire P225/70R15 BFG Silvertown,
Gas tank Tanks, Inc (Clearwater, MN) 16 gallon
Other chassis items RideTech AirPod compressor control system

Displacement 383 ci
Crankshaft forged steel
Rods heavy-duty steel
Pistons 9.7:1, hypereutectic aluminum
Camshaft hydraulic roller
Cooling fan Flex-a-lite (Fife, WA)
Radiator Walker Radiator (Memphis, TN)
Alternator Summit (Akron, OH)
Heads Fast Burn aluminum, 62cc chambers
Valves 2.00 intake, 1.55 exhaust
Rockers aluminum roller
Valve covers Mooneyes (Santa Fe Springs, CA) finned aluminum
Manifold / Induction Edelbrock (Torrance, CA) RPM
Performer / Barry Grant (Dahlonega, GA)
Demon 750 cfm
Ignition / Wires MSD (El Paso, TX) / MSD
Headers Sanderson Headers (S. San Francisco, CA) block hugger
Exhaust / Mufflers 2-1/2" steel by Dave and Andrew
Faulkner at Faulkner Welding &
Speed / Magnaflow (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA)
Other engine facts Mooneyes finned aluminum air cleaner

Make 700-R4
Converter TCI (Ashland, MS)
Shifter Gennie Shifter (Denver, CO)
Trans Builder Donny Spearin (Gorham, ME)
Driveshaft Williams Bros. (Portland, ME)

Body style / Material two-door sedan / steel
Body manufacturer Chevrolet
Body mods 4" chop, roof stretched 7" and
widened 1-1/2", frenched headlights
and taillights, body shaved all by Ray
Tourigny (Durham, ME)
Hood shaved and peaked
Bodywork Ed Pollard at Eddie's Kustom Auto Paint (Westbrook, ME)
Paint type / Color Spies Hecker / custom-blended blue-black
Painter Ed Pollard at Eddie's Kustom Auto Paint
Headlights / Taillights stock / custom smooth
Other body facts glass by Adams Glass (Portland, ME)

Insert / Gauges custom engine turned / stock
speedometer and Auto Meter
(Sycamore, IL) gauges
Stereo / Speakers Sony (San Diego, CA) Xplod with K
icker (Stillwater, OK) amp / Polk
Audio (Baltimore, MD)
Insulation Thermo Tec (Greenwich, OH)
Wiring Ron Francis Wire Works (Chester, PA)
installed by owner & Lance Tompson
Steering column stock, cut down
Upholsterer Gagnon Interiors (Dayton, ME)
Material / Color synthetic leather / black and white
Carpet black-loop pile